The Tormek Gouge Jig usually needs no introduction to Wood Turners, this jig alone is reason enough to own a Tormek. Even skilled turners may freehand sharpen their tools on a grinder but may save their finest bowl and spindle gouges for their Tormek Gouge Jig. This jig can turn a novice into a gouge sharpening expert in a few minutes.
The SVD-186R is the latest edition of the Tormek Gouge Jig. A newly incorporated locking screw allows you to lock the jig's rotary movement. With this feature, it is easier to maintain full control when sharpening carving V-tools. This feature also facilitates making completely flat bevels on violin maker's knives and v tools by using the MB-100 Multi Base to work on the flat face of a Tormek Diamond Wheel.
The jig comprises a tool holder (1) which runs in a sleeve (2). The tool is aligned with a disc (4) and tightened with a knob screw (5). There is a washer (6) for wide gouges. The stop ring (7) can be set for a convex bevel with a screw (8).
The tool holder can be set in any position from 0 to 5 with the 5 mm allen key (9). The setting can be noted on a special recipe label (10), which is attached to the ferrule. A special pen, which works on these labels is included (11). For turning cutters there is a shaft (12) with a mounting screw (13) and a 2,5 mm allen key (14).
The SVD186 is usually used in conjunction with the TTS100 Turning Tool Setter to ensure the most accurate set up possible.
Made in Sweden.
Q. Is this jig compatible with any model Tormek Sharpener?
A. Yes. This jig will work with both the Tormek T8, the Tormek T4 as well as older models like the T7, T3 and 2000.